Toowoomba teen should have left bike in the shed

JUMPING on his motorcycle when drunk proved an expensive mistake for a Toowoomba teenager fined and taken off the road by the city's Magistrates Court.

Police called to a motorcycle crash at Gowrie Junction on June 19 had arrived to see Brock Dale Callaghan being put into an ambulance, the court heard.

At the hospital, the then 18-year-old told police he had lost control of his bike when riding around a corner.

A sample of blood taken from the defendant returned a blood/alcohol reading of 0.118, the court heard.

Further investigations found the motorcycle to be unregistered and uninsured, and the teenager unlicensed to be riding it.

Callaghan, 19, pleaded guilty to charges of drink-driving, driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle and unlicensed driving arising from that incident as well as to a public nuisance offence at a Toowoomba nightclub on the night of September 5.

His solicitor Brad Skuse told the court his client had been at a work function after which he and a mate had decided to take their bikes for a ride and his client had unfortunately crashed.

Magistrate Damian Carroll fined the teenager a total $1700, but taking into account he had already been suspended from driving for three months since the incident, disqualified him from driving for a further three months.

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